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  • Average3%
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Travelers talk about
“beautiful lake” (37 reviews)
“tioga road” (23 reviews)
“tioga pass” (35 reviews)
LOCATION
Yosemite National Park, CA
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"beautiful lake"
in 37 reviews
"tioga road"
in 23 reviews
"tioga pass"
in 35 reviews
"crystal clear water"
in 9 reviews
"kayaking and paddle boarding"
in 2 reviews
"clean sand"
in 2 reviews
"picnic stop"
in 2 reviews
"snow capped peaks"
in 2 reviews
"eastern sierras"
in 2 reviews
"olmsted point"
in 8 reviews
"picnic area"
in 3 reviews
"pull over"
in 3 reviews
"winding drive"
in 2 reviews
"rock climbers"
in 5 reviews
"high elevation"
in 3 reviews
"parking lot"
in 10 reviews
"worth a stop"
in 4 reviews
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Reviewed February 16, 2018

I stop at Tenaya Lake with friends every year on our way to the Eastern Sierra. What a gorgeous spot, and right off the road. The views make it an ideal place to enjoy a picnic lunch, and I always see people wading into the...More

Thank roadtrip_ken_2017
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Reviewed February 7, 2018

Compared to Yosemite valley, few visitors up here, and no buses! A peaceful area, great for a picnic or a hike.

Thank Margot P
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Reviewed December 2, 2017

It was awfully chilly at this altitude when we visited in September of 2017 and that might make you want to take some warm clothing with you whenever you visit, as a few hours ago we were driving through roasting hot sunshine on the way...More

Thank Liam T
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Reviewed November 13, 2017

We took a day to travel from the valley up along the Tioga road. We stopped at the Tuolumne Grove, Olmsted Point and planned to have lunch here at Tenaya Lake. That was a great plan, this place was beautiful, quiet, and only a few...More

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Reviewed November 3, 2017

Totally beautiful well worth stopping off to enjoy the view and a walk around the lake. The view is lovely

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Reviewed November 3, 2017

This is a beautiful lake on the Tioga Pass road (California 120) about a 1 and a quarter hour drive from Yosemite Valley. It is literally right on the road; there are a couple of (small) parking areas where you can pull off. If you...More

Thank gypsyuno
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Reviewed November 1, 2017

Stopped next to the lake in our RV and enjoyed some lunch followed by the most refreshing and scenic swim. This place is beautiful!

Thank Tim D
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Reviewed October 29, 2017

We stopped at Tenaya Lake for photos on Thurs. 14 Sept. both going to and returning from the Tuolumne Meadows area. It’s 49 miles and 1:16 hr. drive from El Portal or 46 mi. and 1:13 hr. from Yosemite Valley. There are small parking lots,...More

Thank JohnAnnColumbia_MD
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Reviewed October 29, 2017

This is about halfway through the park on the Tioga road. We stopped & had lunch here. There is a picnic area here that has tables and grills. There are also restrooms in the parking lot. The water is crystal clear & the trails around...More

Thank harryatkck
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Reviewed October 27, 2017 via mobile

If entering or exiting the Yosemite Park from Tioga Pass Entrance or if you are in Yosemite and have Time,it is worth the stop or visit one of the most beautiful lakes in Yosemite,it is right off the Tioga Pass road. You can pull over...More

Thank Ghaith391
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immrsong
July 1, 2016|
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Response from Kris R | Reviewed this property |
I would definitely check out the falls, too. There's a little market like others mentioned and there were snacks there but I don't remember any restaurants at all. We got to our hotel (in Mariposa) about 8PM and the town... More
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DawnStone
May 23, 2016|
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Response from PacificNWFamily |
Hi This is a great question for the TripAdvisor forum where questions are answered the same day. Tenaya Lake is alongside Tioga Road with picnic areas in two places. It is about 30+ miles from the western end of Tioga... More
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